Movie Review: We Are Your Friends


Cole (Zac Efron) mit seiner Clique

To say We Are Your Friends was entertaining would be a total understatement. It was completely captivating. A true homage to our drug loving, good music hunting, booty shaking generation of hooligans. This movie brings artistry to the front row and never lets you get bored. Director Max Joseph [yes, he’s from Catfish] did a seriously impressive job at making this movie a summer must-see.

Every car ride through the valley, shady drug deal, and bass drop made you feel as if you were there. We Are Your Friends is the most artistic movie I’ve seen in a long time, incorporating unique takes on quotes, voice-overs, and graphics. The camera angles swoop in to make you notice every detail of someone’s body language and personality. Another impressive part of this film was the star, Zac Efron. Proving his acting chops have come a long way since those High School Musicals. Efron plays an up-and-coming DJ stuck in a rut, going nowhere, playing the same club, taking the same drugs, hanging out with the same people every day. But one random night changes everything, and he makes a connection that puts him even closer to his dreams. Efron proves his worth and realizes there’s more to his music that he hasn’t discovered quite yet.

The movie takes you on his journey: somewhat sad, somewhat realistic, somewhat beautiful. We Are Your Friends depicts a group of people — all different, but going through some of the same things — that have been at a standstill for too long and need the extra nudge to snap out of it. Efron and his gang of valley boys often hang out in a drained pool, serving as a metaphor for their lack of productivity to make their lives better. Every scene was highlighted by an addictive, heavy EDM track just begging to be Shazam’d. [P.S. the soundtrack is just as awesome as the movie]. Scenic routes through the California valley make you wish you were on vacation, even if it is to a dusty corner gas station or a hipster espresso shop.  

Some might think it’s a cliche movie for dreamers, but I think it’s the talk of our time and represents what most twenty-something’s go through in life.


5 out of 5 dolphins!